“What would happen if you build a refuge for a persecuted people in a place where another people already lived?”
The Israeli occupation of Palestine is one of the largest, well-funded, most important human rights issues of our times, and yet most people have no idea what’s really going on.
If you find yourself confused and not knowing where to start, this animated introduction created by Jewish Voice for Peace goes over some of the most important points — from the global Jewish community’s need for safety from persecution and genocide; to the Jewish-only state of Israel’s persecution and genocide of the indigenous Palestinian population; to the $3 billion dollars the US sends Israel each year to keep the occupation, and all of its human rights abuses, going.
After watching this video, you’ll understand what Archbishop Desmond Tutu meant when he said “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
With the US and Europe playing such a large roll in this crisis, we can no longer afford to turn the other way. We hope this video starts you on the path to learning the truth of this issue and inspires you to fight injustice in any way you can.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Frequently Asked Questions About Israel and Palestine by Jewish Voice for Peace
- The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement
- The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
Jewish Voice for Peace is a diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights. They support the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination and oppose anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression. They are among the many American Jews who say to the U.S. and Israeli governments: “Not in our names!”